Talk on the challenges of re-envisioning Islamic scholarship through the application of the maqasid methodology. Dr. Abdelgafar takes us through a journey of discovery from method to ideas to expression. She draws on her expertise in scientific and technological innovation to reveal the beauty and complexity of applied Quranic studies and the mind-brain/mind-heart connection. The seminar also examines steps that can be taken to improve a scholar’s ability to abstract knowledge from the Revelation with the aim of making an original and invaluable contribution to his or her area of research or action.